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The Depression No One Knows About: 1920-1921

I wanted to do some research on recessions and depressions and how the government reacts to them. I started my research by first watching the documentary called  518 more words

Politics

daily update: donald trump in the dumps, u.s. stock market rises to the occasion and greece and puerto rico doesn't

the bigger picture on greece needs to be discussed.  greece can’t decide on which way to proceed with its creditors, and there will be a referendum for the country this weekend.   231 more words

Economy

A Disenchanted Tirade about modern Ireland

I wrote this last night when I couldn’t sleep. I usually don’t go in for public rabble rousing but I know I’m not alone in my frustration so I thought I’d share. 1,006 more words

Vitriolic Diatribe

More Trouble for Oil Prices

By Josh Hirshman

     Not to be all doom and gloom, but oil companies may have very troubled days ahead of them.  I discussed in a previous analysis why low oil prices may remain low for some years to come, but with financial markets starting look shaky again, it might hint at even more bad news for the energy industry.  687 more words

Commodities

Why Don't Black Countries Suffering under IMF Loans get the Same Attention as Greece???

This whole Greece “Crisis” is very interesting to me because all of a sudden people care about the IMF and its loans because one country threatens the European Union meanwhile countries with a majority black population, such as Jamaica, have been crushed by the IMF and its policies for decades yet hardly anyone cared or cried foul while the IMF recommendations devalued the country’s currency, caused living expenses to spike, and placed a tax on local commodities while giving tax breaks to international corporations “in order to attract business.” Just goes to show you how black lives don’t matter in the international financial scheme of things either.  #RemnantsofColonialism

#BlackLivesMatter

Denise N. Fyffe, Writer reblogged this on THE ISLAND JOURNAL and commented:

This whole Greece “Crisis” is very interesting to me because all of a sudden people care about the IMF and its loans because one country threatens the European Union meanwhile countries with a majority black population, such as Jamaica, have been crushed by the IMF and its policies for decades yet hardly anyone cared or cried foul while the IMF recommendations devalued the Jamaica’s currency, caused living expenses to spike, and placed a tax on local commodities while giving tax breaks to international corporations..

Trend Lines | Canada's Performance in Recent Recessions

Today’s chart compares the severity of the Canada’s 2008-09 recession with previous recessions in 1981-82 and 1990-91, highlighting the duration of the downturn, the magnitude of peak-to-trough decline and the initial rate of decline for each recession. 300 more words

Canada

...of Canadian flags, the 'R' word, & 'leap seconds'...

…”Our beautiful Canadian flag turns 50 this year”…”Why Canada’s economy is ‘one numbered removed from the unthinkable’…”‘Leap second’ to pause clocks at midnight as entire planet gains a second”… 268 more words